Our guest for May 24th was Jake Stewart of the City of Austin. Jake coordinates Sustainable Urban Agriculture and Food Security for the City. We got to discuss a wide range of topics related to urban organic gardening. Topics: Urban Gardens, Community Gardening, Sustainable Agriculture, Austin, Food Security
The world is rapidly becoming urbanized and in many ways cities are our best (only?) ecological hope. Matt will present one thread of ideas about what a radically democratic and participatory urbanism might look like, based on the organizing experiences in three separate projects in East Vancouver. Matt Hern lives and works in East Vancouver with his partner and daughters where he directs the Purple Thistle Centre and co-founded the Car-Free Commercial Drive Festival and Car-Free Vancouver Day.... Topics: anarchism, urbanism, horizontalism, matt hern, street parties, urban gardens, power, radical
Dean of Hilltop Urban Gardens talks about going to US Social Forum and the importance of celebration in movement building Topics: celebration, allied media conference, us social forum, cascadia freedom caravan, profiles, hilltop...
Oscar Grande is an organizer with PODER in San Francisco's Mission District, an organization dedicated to environmental and social justice. Topics: Environmental justice, ecology, urban agriculture, economic growth, transportation, urban gardens,...
Nat of the B Media Collective talks about his hopes and reasons for participating in the great convergence Topics: celebration, convergence, allied media conference, us social forum, cascadia freedom caravan,...
byBoston Redevelopment Authority; South End Development Policy Working Committee
...discusses current land use status of BRA and city owned properties in the South End; the appendix lists the properties (address, ward, assessor's parcel number and square footage); the lists are categorized as follows: undesignated vacant land/buildings, long term lease agreements (specifically the Boston Center for the Arts), temporary lease agreements, parcels previously considered as part of the South End Neighborhood Housing Initiative (SENHI) II for potential affordable housing, Boston... Topics: Boston Center for the Arts, Housing, Buildings, Community gardens, Land use, Real property, Urban... Source: bplgovdocs
byBoston Urban Gardeners, Inc; Boston Redevelopment Authority; Trust for Public Land (U.S.)
...areas covered in this open space/land use maintenance plan for the South End/Lower Roxbury area of Boston include citizen participation, capital improvements and fund raising, urban design, etc.; includes location map, schematic design, physical site improvement strategy and membership list for the following sites: Dartmouth Street Community Park, Gazebo Community Garden (Rutland and Washington Streets), Lenox/Kendall Community Garden, Parcel 33-B Community Garden (Northampton Street),... Topics: Political participation, Community gardens, Gardens, Land trusts, Land use, Open spaces, South End... Source: bplgovdocs
...explores the possibility of establishing a community land trust (CLT) for 12 parcels of vacant land in Boston's South End included in the South End Neighborhood Housing Initiative (SENHI) Phase II program consisting of 10 community gardens, a tot lot and a small park; considers such legal issues as land use, zoning, maintenance costs, taxation and land ownership; also includes zoning code amendments 101 and 102, sample budgets, IRS form 1023: Application for Recognition of Exemption (section... Topics: Housing, Community gardens, Community Land Trusts (CLT's), Gardens, Land use, Open spaces, Parks,... Source: bplgovdocs
A neighborhood newspaper serving Bernal Heights and San Francisco. Dedicated to providing the people of Bernal Heights with neighborhood news, ideas, issues, and events that support the Bernal Heights Community Center's mission: "To empower people in efforts to preserve the ethnic, cultural, and economic diversity of Bernal Heights and improve the economic condition of low and moderate income of people in Bernal Heights." Topics: Bernal Community Congress, Open studios, public safety, New Technology Pavilion, Bernal Heights...